Top 10 Lab Procedures Reimbursed by Medicare (all non-DNA-based) INCURRED IN YEAR 2000 AND PROCESSED THROUGH SEPT 30, 2000

  Code Test Description Number of tests
1 85610 Prothrombin time 9,299,625
2 80061 Lipid panel 7,797,436
3 85025 Automated hemogram 7,653,999
4 81000 Urinalysis, nonauto w/scope 5,340,501
5 85024 Automated hemogram 4,931,927
6 80053 Comprehen metabolic panel 4,844,554
7 84443 Assay thyroid stim hormone 4,648,474
8 83036 Glycated hemoglobin test 3,637,606
9 82565 Assay of creatinine 3,504,287
10 82947 Assay of glucose, quant 3,447,993
      55,106,402

Source: Health Care Finance Administration